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Fill Your Emotional Cup

#FridayFacts This week's facts look at 'The Emotional Cup'. It's really important that we do what we can as parents, teachers, aunties and uncles, grandparents, friends, healthcare staff and as any other significant person in a child's life, to help ensure their 'Emotional Cup' is filled, as much as is possible. Why? Because being soothed appropriately; being taken seriously; having feelings and experiences validated; being made to feel worthy and important; and knowing that someone cares for them and that they feel protected, helps a child build their self-esteem and self-compassion, helps us grow and nurture our identity, values and self-worth. It also helps us to manage and regulate feelings and emotions more appropriately. It ensures we are more resilient and able to deal with stress, loss, conflict, distress and much more in the future, as adults. We see so many people in psychotherapy, counselling and psychology who have not felt safe and secure growin